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>> a freeze warning is in effect in the bay area until thursday night. >> we are going to see widespread frost around the bay area. >> so intelligent that i figure if anybody could get out of the situation, he can. he's the one. >> hope is high as the search for a missing san jose pilot and his family kicks off again this morning. 50 searchers and five planes will join the team today. >> devastated. comes in waves. >> we should learn the results of actor paul walker's autopsy. walker and a friend were killed in a fiery crash on saturday. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's wednesday, december 4. i'm anne makovec. >> i'm juliette goodrich. frank and michelle have the morning off. new this morning, firefighters are looking for the person who lived in this san jose mobile
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home. it was destroyed by a fire overnight. you can see the home completely gutted. the fire started at 2 a.m. in the casa alondre mobile home park on monterey road. firefighters didn't find anyone and neighbors don't think he was home at the time of the fire. we have live team coverage of the freeze warning. cold temperatures gripping much of the bay area. kiet do live in fremont where temperatures are in the 30s. but we start with lawrence karnow. he means business with a turtleneck on in the weather center. >> throughout the day and the next five to seven days these temperatures are going to be chilly. out the doors the skies have cleared out. the winds have started to subside. we have seen some very cold temperatures. freeze warnings up for almost the entire bay area. overnight lows in the 20s and 30s. throughout the day temperatures not going to be a whole lot
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warmer. starting out at 29 degrees in santa rosa. get a little wind now in napa so up to 36. they are briefly down to 24 early on this morning. 38 degrees in livermore, 36 in san jose. but by the afternoon, you will see a whole lot of sunshine with temperatures well below the average, 40s and low 50s for highs. we want to go to kiet do in fremont where, kiet, are you seeing frost? >> reporter: oh, absolutely. tons of it in fact. a lot of the cars parked here overnight. you know, they say that the coldest part of the day is right before the sun comes up in that hour and yeah, really kind of feels like that. check the temperature here at the bart station in fremont. 39 degrees. it seems like the coldest part of any city is right up on the bart platform where you're standing out there for a couple of minutes getting cold from the wind. we have some video of people getting ready for the cold weather. we have been talking about this for a couple of days now. definitely people coping with hats and gloves and scarves. hot coffee and exercise believe it or not. christmas is just 22 days away
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and this coldest day of the year so far people just love it. >> when you're blowing and everything and moving around i'm ready to take this off actually. >> i'm bundling up and getting close to my hubby here to keep me warm, so -- [ laughter ] >> reporter: so 29 degrees in santa rosa this morning. 39 degrees here in fremont. i feel kind of lucky. but as you heard from lawrence, it is going to get colder tomorrow. live in fremont, kiet do, kpix 5. you can warm up once you get in your car and here's a live look at traffic conditions right now. we have a sneak peek a little glimpse at traffic through berkeley heading out of albany. close to golden gate field and the drive time looks great actually from the carquinez bridge to the maze. it's still only about 20 minutes so pretty typical for this time of the morning. as you head towards the macarthur maze. in fact let's check the bay bridge about 2 minutes ago. they just turned on the metering lights. this is what you can expect
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right now, it is backing up towards at least the first overcrossing and growing. no incidents at the bay bridge this morning. westbound 580 we had one stalled big rig approaching north first street. that was in livermore. still seeing some delays coming out of tracy. now continuing past the earlier stall towards the dublin interchange. that's the latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. these chilly temperatures are threatening citrus crops across the state today. they could freeze and just kill off the crops completely. citrus farmers in placer county worked all day yesterday to prepare for this weather picking as many mandarins as possible and setting up systems to protect their fruit. >> if we do hear there's going to be a hard frost, we'll turn on the water but we have a drip system so the water under the ground -- on the ground will be better than not having anything at all because the water is warmer. if you have an overhead sprinkler do not turn that on. >> farmers say even if the cold
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temperatures stick around, fruit on the interior of the trees can still survive. search teams looking for a san jose family are hopeful that weather conditions will improve today. they disappeared on sunday flying oregon to montana and today more people and more planes will join the search. idaho search teams have detected a faint signal from the plane's emergency beacon but haven't been able to pinpoint where it was coming from in the rugged mountainous terrain near the landing strip. the smiths are a tight-knit mormon family. after spending thanksgiving weekend in oregon, silicon valley executive dale smith left for butte, montana. his son daniel and his son's wife, his daughter amber and her fiance, were in his single- engine beech bonanza, similar to the one pictured here. it ran into engine trouble over central idaho sunday. smith intended to land at the remote johnson creek airstrip seen in this youtube video. but they never made it. >> the temperature really is
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dropping tonight. that's probably the biggest concern. they have their winter parkas and clothes along so they could layer up and stuff but, you know, this is the third night out. >> reporter: smith's founding business partner rand kriech knows the wilderness is unforgiving but knows smith to be a cautious pilot. >> he is so intelligent i figure if anybody can get out of this situation he's in he could put the airplane down. >> reporter: he says smith's missing plane was also used to help others. >> he flies with aeromexico to take doctors and denteddists down to mexico to do services down there. he does that quite regularly. >> reporter: back at the office where the two started the high- tech company serialtek, which services the data storage industry, his employees are anxious. >> come back, dale. we got some work for you to do. we're not done yet. >> search teams expect to have 50 searchers and five airplanes involved in today's efforts. time now 6:06. happening today, results from actor paul walker's autopsy are expected to be released. walker and a friend were killed
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in a fiery crash on saturday. autopsies were done on both bodies. walker's publicist has said the actor was a passenger in the single vehicle crash. autopsy results are expected to show who exactly was behind the wheel. universal pictures will donate a percentage of the earnings from walker's upcoming "fast & furious" sequel. the money will go towards the late actor's nonprofit. walker helped establish reach out worldwide after the haiti earthquake in 2010. they provide skilled ee sources on the ground after disasters. the san francisco man charged with killing another man for pay playstation 4 videogame console will be arraigned today. police say 21-year-old ronnie collins shot eye kenna uwakah on sunday in the bayview districts. they agreed to meet after uwakah posted an ad to sell the game console online. a deadly bike crash last night became san jose's 40th traffic fatality of the year. you can see that crumpled
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bicycle and damaged suv. police say the bicyclist was hit near the corner of vista park drive and branham lane. he died at the hospital. the driver is cooperating. city college of san francisco is reporting a steep drop in enrollment for the spring semester. while the numbers are up at most other community colleges, the totals at city college are down 26%. one factor is likely the possibility that the school could close because it's lost its accreditation. another likely reason is a new requirement that students must pay before they can enroll. new details are revealed in sunday's deadly train wreck in new york. the train operator says he was in a daze just before the crash. marlie hall with the way the operator's union leader described it. >> he zoned out. whoa, like, you know, you drive your car and, you know, you stare at the same thing for so long and he sold under and
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caught himself too late. reporter: rockefeller met with federal investigators yesterday afternoon. they won't comment on rockefeller's level of alertness. his lawyer says he is cooperating fully. the seven-car commuter train jumped the tracks sunday as it hit a curve traveling nearly three times the speed limit. so far investigators have found no mechanical reason for the crash. >> there's no indication that the brake systems were not functioning properly. >> reporter: alcohol tests were negative or not train crew. the results of the drug tests are not available yet. federal investigators say rockefeller had switched from a night shift to a day shift two weeks before the crash. he reported to work on time at 5:04 a.m. >> there is every indication he would have had time to get full restorative sleep. >> reporter: his union says rockefeller had never been disciplined for job performance. his lawyer calls what happened a terrible accident and tells the "new york times" rockefeller is extremely remorseful. michael mcclendon was rockefeller's supervisor for several years.
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>> i wish it didn't happen to anybody but sure as hell don't want it to happen to him. >> reporter: marlie hall for cbs news. >> rock feller is expected to meet with investigators again today and that investigation is expected to take weeks. all right. 6:10 now. a northern california film student could be up for a big award. the buzz around the documentary fruitvale station. >> and 'tis the season for giving. coming up, if you want to make sure your gift gets to its destination on time we have some important dates you're going to want to keep in mind. >> and with these cold temperatures it's feeling like the season finally, but boy it's getting cold in spots. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and there are chain requirements this morning if you are planning a trip up towards tahoe or the sierra just on highway 50 and you can see cars pulled over to the right-hand shoulder getting their chains on now. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. you can ask us a question or share a gripe by e-mailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix. watch to see if your question gets answered on air. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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salvation army captain jim brickson hopes he can keep g it until friday night.. he's trying to ing record so how long could you ring a bell? salvation army captain jim bricks son hopes he can keep doing it until friday night. he is trying to break the bell ringing record of 80 hours straight. he is in minnesota. but five other bell ringers across the country are going for the record. they are allowed to take a five- minute break for every hour they ring their bells. christmas is trending now. also trending, britney spears. her new album britney jean. he will be returning to north korea for a third time, dennis rodman training the national basketball team. the warriors golden state beat the toronto raptors in a stunning 4th quarter comeback
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last night. also applebee's the chain restaurant going high-tech putting tablets at every table. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. the u.s. postal service expects to deliver 15 billion pieces of mail this christmas season. if you want your cards and gifts to arrive by christmas, standard mail must be postmarked by december 14. first class mail by the 20th, priority mail need to be in the box 1 day later. as for the ultimate procrastinators, you can send priority express mail until december 23rd. >> good to know. >> plenty of time. 6:15. let's check in with liz on traffic. >> good morning. things are looking okay right now over at the bay bridge. typical stuff. we haven't seen any major incidents but traffic is jamming up over at the toll plaza. a lot of folks trying to get to work on time. this is what it looks like. they turned on the metering lights at 6:01 this morning so it's now quickly backing up towards the foot of the maze. drive time down the eastshore freeway still looks good through berkeley. coming through the altamont
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pass, we have that one earlier stalled big rig in livermore and that jammed things up through the altamont pass. once you get closer towards the dublin interchange, everything looks okay. that's where that camera s but look at this. the red sensors start in tracy coming up 205. so again all lanes are clear approaching north first but it's a wait to get past the exit. a live look at the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland near the oakland coliseum, everything is good to go. no delay past 238, 66 or all the wait out towards the macarthur maze -- or all the way out to the macarthur maze. caltrains sending out sand trucks over by the duran bridge so watch out for some kind of slick -- by the doran bridge so watch out for some slick roads. here's lawrence. >> we just got one, jenny diaz says it is 27 degrees at her house in cobb mountain so you get the idea a very, very cold start to the day. we have seen temperatures plunging all around the bay area this morning.
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freezing conditions outside. and it looks like this is going to continue over the next few days in fact i think tomorrow night is going to be even colder. mostly clear skies right now. the one thing that's been keeping some of the temperatures up a little bit is we have had a breeze and that's kept the numbers in the 40s into oakland. 41 san francisco. 29 degrees in santa rosa. they briefly touched down at 24 early on this morning. 36 san jose. livermore 38. as we head throughout the day today a frosty start freeze warnings up right now into the afternoon still plenty of sunshine but the temperatures very chilly with that cold arctic air sitting overhead. and even colder temperatures expected for tonight. looks like this is what we are going to see sticking around over the next few days. you have this trough opening the door to allow all that cold air to pour into the bay area. it will be here right on in through the weekend. in fact, we may throw some showers and maybe some snow showers into the forecast on friday. 50s into the central valley. looks like it will be a cold day ahead. a high of only 49 in milpitas.
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50 degrees even in san jose. about 51 in palo alto. and 51 in hayward. east bay temperatures in the 40s and the 50s for highs so bundle up, bay area. it's going to be chilly all day long. good day for a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate. you're going to see some very chilly temperatures, maybe some showers into friday. saturday and sunday look like they will be cool temperatures maybe the temperatures moderating. sunrise time today 7:09. sunset 4:51. throw some extra logs on the fire get out the blankets, jackets, everything, it's going to be chilly. >> thank you. oscar buzz is building for a former sacramento state film student who chronicled the life of oscar grant. ryan kugler's movie fruitvale station was named best film by the new york film critics circle. eight of the last nine movies to earn that honor have gone on to receive at least one academy award nomination. kugler also won breakthrough director honors from the gotham awards in new york. 80,000 californians have
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signed up for insurance through the state's real affordable healthcare exchange. today kpix 5 is gathering the experts from "covered california" for a healthcare consumerwatch hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions so you can call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. 1-888-5-helps-u. or ask questions on our cbssf facebook page. we are seeing that this is a great life because running. >> they have traveled around the world to race. and coming up, the long road from kenya to the california international marathon. >> we want to know what is cool -- >> i'm dennis o'donnell. more trades for the oakland a's. the bay area takes on canada and if you did not hear what happened to the warriors last night, you are not going to believe it. we'll see you in a couple of minutes. >> and we want to know what is cool about your school. you can email us a nomination at we might come out and feature
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that cold arctic air diving into the bay area going to be the coldest outbreak of the season so far. how cold? we'll talk about that coming up. good morning, everybody. in the 3rd quarter the warriors were down 27 points to the toronto raptors and headed for the worst loss of the season. it began to chip away. think pulled off a comeback of especiallyic proportions -- they pulled off a comeback of epic proportions. the warriors scored 42 points in the 4th quarter. curry and compton combined for 26 points alone in the final 12 minutes. golden state made eight threes in the fourth. curry with the three ball that put the warriors up for good. they outscored toronto 64-28
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with nine minutes left in the 3rd to the end of the game. an amazing 113-102 win. incredible night at oracle. warriors won. joe thornton still sporting that shiner from his right eye from the puck inside. -- from the puck saturday night. big joe scored his third goal in four games. the sharks, though, blew a 2-0 lead, got the winner in the third from brad stuart who threw the park to the net. sharks over the toronto maple leaves 4-2. for the second straight year billy beane wins executive of the year. got an early start for a three- peat. two more trades yesterday for oakland. they sent michael choice to the rangers for craig gentry and making their bullpen even stronger dealing seth smith for luke gregerson to oakland arguably the best bullpen right now in the american league. and check it out. billy beane may not be done. winter baseball meetings start next week. get ready for more wheeling and dealing. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. play of the day from the national hockey league. the columbus bluejackets in front of the net between his
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own legs before it's past the goalie. that was the only goal of the game. the bluejackets beat tampa bay 1-0. weekend for the california international marathon. elite thousands of runners will be in sacramento county this weekend for the california international marathon. and among them will be two elite runners from kenya who got a lot of help to get there. they come from a small town where they have no running water or electricity. some people here in the u.s. formed a group to raise $9,000 on the internet. >> so special to be here in california to run because this is our dream. and we are seeing that this is a great life because running and interacting with people in
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the world is just an amazing thing. >> organizers connected with the two men on facebook and now they will run their first marathon in the united states. 6:26. coming up, the house passes legislation regarding a plastic gun. what it means and how the nra feels about it. >> reporter: and, yeah, it is that cold in fremont. i'm kiet do, we have a live report. ,,
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald all righty. we're live in fremont where the temperature is near freezing.
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i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. it's been more than a year since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school killed teachers and students. the 911 calls being heard by the public for the first time today. >> it is getting crowded on the eastshore freeway. this is a live look at commute conditions right now as you pass near golden gate field. we'll have the latest travel times coming up. the toldest temperatures of the season -- coldest temperatures of the season, kiet do reports. >> reporter: probably the coldest part in any city waiting at a bart platform for the train. temperature is in the 30s all morning. looks like we are at about 37 degrees. the temperature changed, there it is, 37 degrees. people definitely bundled up in jackets, coats, gloves, you name it. we are seeing this interesting strategy here. people sit. they wait in their cars
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especially when they are waiting in the drop-off zone. up until the very last minute they make the mad dash for the trains. definitely people waiting to try to beat the cold out here. cars that were parked here overnight definitely covered in frost. we have been talking about this blast of cold air for days now and just as it gets here, this woman we met by the name of gina bowden, she is catching a plane to new zealand where it's summertime and she is going to get married. what do you think of this cold weather? >> oh, we love it. we love the change in seasons. >> reporter: you don't look like you love it. [ laughter ] >> 35 degrees this morning, though. we like putting on a warm jacket. we love it here. >> reporter: so some parts of the bay area are in the 20s. so we feel pretty lucky here in fremont. but as lawrence is going to tell you it's going to get colder tomorrow. live in fremont, kiet do, kpix 5. it is wednesday, december 4. 6:31. i'm anne makovec. >> good morning, i'm juliette
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goodrich. frank and michelle have the morning off. let's check in with lawrence to see how things are looking. >> it's very cold in spots especially where the winds have calmed down. some places down to the mid-20s this morning. so a very cold start to your day. you have all that cold arctic air that's just diving into the bay area. it's going to hang around for a while. freeze warnings are up through thursday morning. that's when we actually are expecting the coldest temperatures with this cold snap and it looks like those temperatures again are going to be in the 20s and 30s. protect your plants, pets, people and pipes. 38 in livermore. 34 redwood city. 43 degrees in oakland. toward the afternoon it's going to be chilly even with all the sunshine outside. highs only into the 40s and 50s. when might these temperatures moderate? we'll talk about that coming up. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. may need a defroster this morning. once you start off on your morning drive things are really
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slowing down now through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. we started with a stalled big rig and now we have an accident. it's near that area approaching the vasco road exit so it is busier than usual 16 miles per hour as you get close to that vasco road exit. it's blocking one lane. usual slowdowns for silicon valley, westbound 237 leaving milpitas from 880 towards zanker road and then the speed sensors improve and it looks like things are at the limit out towards sunnyvale. icy roads in san mateo bridge. caltrans sending sand trucks to the doran bridge head up by bunker hill. grab chains towards the sierra. highway 50 drivers need their chains this morning. no requirements on 80. that's the latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. new this morning, an overnight fire destroyed a mobile home in san jose. right now, firefighters are looking for the person who
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lived there. you can see the home completely gutted. the fire started about 2 a.m. in the casa alandra mobile home park. firefighters have searched 80% of the home without finding anyone. the man accused of going on a deadly rampage at l.a.x. will make his first court appearance. paul ciancia will have a hearing later this morning at a jail where he is being held in federal custody. investigators say ciancia targeted tsa officers when he pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and opened fire inside terminal 3 on november 1 killing one tsa agent. and former supervisor george shirakawa of santa clara county will be back in court today. he already pleaded guilty to five felonies relating to misuse of public funds. the new case involves a count of impersonating a campaign committee. it stems from a mailer that prosecutors say shirakawa fabricated to try to discredit
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a city council candidate. also happening today, nearly a year after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school, the 911 calls from that day will be made public. a connecticut state prosecutor originally wanted to keep those calls confidential to protect survivors and victims from having to relive it but the state attorney has now dropped that fight. 20 children and six adults were killed in the 2012 shooting. new this morning, governor brown is making a new push for federal aid to help the recovery from the "rim" fire. the wildfire caused an estimated $54 million in damage in and around yosemite national park. fema denied the request for assistance from mariposa and tuolumne counties saying that should be handled by state and local governments. governor brown is asking president obama to reconsider saying the scope and duration of the fire was initially underestimated. a popular cable tv host died in a motorcycle crash in san francisco.
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bill beckwith cohosted the show curb appeal on hgtv. a car hit and killed him last night as he rode through the lower haight. the crash happened near oak and styner. the driver of the car is cooperating. beckwith was 38. the owner of an award winning san francisco restaurant has died. judy rodgers was an influential chef owner at zuni cafe. she won the james beard award for outstanding restaurant in america in 2003. she died monday night after a long battle with cancer. rodgers was 57. developing out of arizona, tragedy struck as hundreds of skydivers gathered in the arizona desert. two skydivers died during a midair collision. the two were floating to the ground when they collided causing their parachutes to collapse. investigators are trying to learn what went wrong. >> both of their canopies were open. and at the point that they
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collided it's estimated they were 200 to 300 feet in the air. once they collided both canopies collapsed and then they both fell to the ground. >> skydivers from around the world are in the area. saturday a group of 63 women set a record for an all-female formation while jumping head down. a bill to renew a ban on plastic guns is halfway through the united states congress. the house voted yesterday to continue the undetectable firearms act for ten more years. the senate could vote on that resolution when members return from thanksgiving recess next monday. the current law expires the next day. >> we don't want to make it easy for terrorists and criminals to bring guns past metal detectors on to our planes and into secure environments. >> the ban has been unanimously reauthorized twice since it was first passed in 1988. the nra says it's okay with continuing the ban but it is opposed any to prosed changes to the ban. a man hoping to light up
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the holidays is getting some extra attention. his displays in concord are featured in a new documentary. andria borba introduces us to mr. christmas. >> reporter: magic doesn't happen on olive drive until the lights go down and this guy's lights go up. >> mr. christmas. >> reporter: for 35 years, retired air force lieutenant and electrician bruce mertz has been lighting up concord with his christmas display. the cheerful front yard decor began small. >> i found the sequencer at a junk shop for 2 bucks and broke them up into groups of eight and they chase each other around the house. >> reporter: and grew into this twinkling twirling christmas display. >> i'm bruce. the people around here call me mr. christmas. >> reporter: now this documentary mr. christmas that's garnering acclaim at film festivities in palm springs and aspen thanks to concord kid turned filmmaker nick palmer. >> santa claus and reindeer my favorite.
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spent eight months building that. >> reporter: the lights cost around $200 a year to run and three months to go up but for you christmas procrastinatessers remember this. >> i have to take it down every year. >> reporter: even with an award winning documentary about it bruce doesn't think he is a star and says he goes through all this work for two reasons. a -- >> i don't know where to go hide if i don't do it. [ laughter ] >> you know what i mean? they are going to be knocking on my door. >> reporter: and b. >> mostly, it's seeing people with smiles on their faces. >> reporter: in case you were wondering, this will be bruce's 84th christmas. his birthday is in fact this month. if you would like to see the mr. christmas documentary, go to the website or facebook page. in concord, andria borba, kpix 5. >> the neighbors don't complain and lights go out at 10 p.m. everyone can get some sleep. time is 6: a mystery
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tipper's giving away a forte at so everyone can get to some sleep. time is 6:40. a mystery tipper is giving away a fortune at restaurants across the country and now here in the bay area. two local servers who went home with an extra stack of cash. >> all right. the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. let's take a check at the early numbers all three down. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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reporter christin ayers vis some of the bu time now is 6:43. a mysterious big tipper is visiting bay area restaurants. christin ayers visits some of the businesses where wait staff have received thousands of dollars. >> reporter: it began with two men having a steak dinner here
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at san francisco's harris' restaurant two weeks ago. and ended with a massive tip. >> at the end of the meal, they gave a very extravagant tip to one of our wait. >> reporter: a tip like general manager michael has never seen. >> it's not uncommon for people to leave 20, 30, 40%. >> reporter: this was a 300% tip. $1,500 on a $500 meal. he paid with american express black card and mysterily on the receipt left this note, "tips for jesus." the message seems to be the wait staff. >> seems like everybody wins. >> reporter: the turns out the blessings are pouring out all over the country. google "tips for jesus" and this instagram page pops up. someone or a group of someones are leaving restaurant workers big money from utah to illinois. the grand total so far, more
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than $50,000 in tips. >> it's like out of a movie. i'm a waitress and it's awesome. waitresses are very underappreciated at times so it's nice people are looking out for us. >> reporter: they had dinner at the spot where the most recent tip appeared where a server named julianna got a $1,000 tip. she hopes the tipper will spread the wealth across the country. >> please come to apartment 13 new york city on avenue cn east village ask for me please. >> the waiter at harris has worked there for 20 years as a bus boy, bartender and is about to get married. america's private sector did more hiring last months than any other month this year. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning. some good news on the economy. adp says it was a gain of 215,000 jobs in november.
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that was about 30,000 more than what was expected. adp also hiked its october number considerably higher. that bodes well for the jobs report that comes out on friday. if we see a conversation that we saw in october that could finally push the reserve into tapering its monthly bond purchases. it meets later this month. that's the been speculation that's been going on for months now. looking for better signs in the economy we are starting to see that happen. that's leading to selling on wall street. couple of companies that did well yesterday despite some selling were apple and tesla. tesla shares shot higher by 16% after german regulators cleared any manufacturing defects from those model s fires and apple shares went up about 2.5% on reports it's struck a deal with china mobile the biggest wireless carrier in china. the numbers are pulling back today. let's look at the big board. right now the dow is lower by 43 points. nasdaq is down by about 8. s&p
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falling by 6. and tesla shares are down 3%. apple down by .5%. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks. time is 6:47. time to get a check on traffic if you are headed out. >> reporter: two crashes on the right-hand shoulder close to each other one at whipple another at alvarado niles so we are seeing slowdowns just in the southbound lanes of 880. if you are heading towards the san mateo bridge, it's also crowded from looks like 238 down towards 92. once you get on the bridge, everything looks good as you can see. this is the flat section of the span past the toll plaza. 27 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. we had an accident approaching vasco roadblocking at least one lane still taking a long time to clear it. there was also an earlier stalled big rig. northbound 880 still looks good
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and eastshore freeway carquinez bridge to the maze. in the clear. a live look at our sensors through antioch. 8 miles per hour as you past the "a" streetey here's the nimitz 880 in oakland. no delay right now as you pass the oakland airport or coliseum. tune to kcbs radio 740-am and 106.9-fm. it's cold outside. here's lawrence. chilly down to 20s and 30s in much of the bay area. going to see widespread frostches just heard from christine in los gatos. she says it is degrees out the door there at her home, 36 degrees. plenty of frost on the windshields. cold weather tomorrow morning. out the door 31 concord, 29 in santa rosa. 36 degrees in san jose. and 41 in san francisco. freeze warnings up for most of
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the bay area except san francisco. frosty start, plenty of sunshine, but the temperatures even in the afternoon with that arctic air sitting overhead going to be very chilly and a colder night. chilly on the west coast. cold front not moving anytime soon so cold through the weekend and then moderating sunday and monday. mostly sunny start at sfo. no delays expected there. if you are heading across the country, it will be mild and warm as you head to houston but check out denver. they are going to see some snow only a high of about 11 degrees folks and an overnight low of minus 9 cold here colder elsewhere temperatures today only in the 40s and 50s for highs. as we look toward the next couple of days, going to see some very chilly weather. then some cold air moves in and maybe some rain and some snow to some low levels maybe down to about 1,000 feet here locally then drying out for the weekend. but keeping those temperatures
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chilly into saturday. checking out your schoolcast for today garden village elementary school in daly city. temperatures in the 40s, 50s for highs. to nominate your school go to and do it there. >> it's going to be colder tomorrow? >> even colder, i think, more 20s showing up in the valleys less wind and chilly. >> thank you. all right. time now is 6:50. and let's take a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> gayle king joins us live from new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. two people who i don't know. nice to meet you guys. >> nice to meet you, too. >> reporter: nice to see you both. ahead a rabbi goes to the supreme court in a fight over, listen to this, frequent flyer miles. what? we have a case that could impact the way you fly. plus a bourbon burglary and a $10,000 reward. we are at the kentucky distillery with a rare and coveted whiskey vanished. and rick warren is in studio 57
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with a new mission. how he hopes his group loses 250,000 pounds. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. anne and juliette, tell frank and michelle i said hey. >> frank lost his voice and michelle is on assignment so we are going to get them back soon. but thanks. good to talk with you. >> yeah. >> nice to meet you both. bye. >> get a couple of sick calls, you get up. [ laughter ] >> that's right. "cbs this morning" starts at 7:00. >> it's 6:51 now. 80,000 californians have signed up for insurance through the state's real affordable healthcare exchange. today kpix 5 is gathering the experts from "covered california" for a healthcare consumerwatch hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 1-888-5-helps-u. ask us questions on our cbs san francisco facebook page. about 8 minutes before 7:00. this year the norad santa
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tracker won't just show santa as he flies through delivering presents. who is joining him this christmas. >> reporter: it's the coldest day of the season so far. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,
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they've found no problems wh track signals or the brakesa speeding commuter train than off the trac five things to know at the :55. federal investigators found no problems with the track signals or brakes of a speeding commuter train that ran off the tracks in new york that crashed that killed four people sunday morning. alcohol breath tests on the engineer and other crewmembers were negative. the engineer at the controls apparently nodded off just before the crash. but the exact cause of the accident hasn't been determined. the house voted yesterday
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to extend a 25-year-old ban on plastic firearms by a voice vote. the house renewed the undetectable firearms act for 10 years. the bill outlaws guns that evade metal detectors including those made from 3d printers. the senate will vote on the bill when it returns from recess on monday. a federal judge says the city of detroit is eligible for bankruptcy. the ruling comes four months after detroit filed for protection. the city looking to shed $18 billion in debt. the filing was opposed by unions and public pension funds which said the city didn't negotiate in good faith. >> and firefighters are looking for the person who lived in the mobile home destroyed by a fire overnight in san jose. the home is gutted. the fire started at 2 a.m. in a mobile home park on monterey road. firefighters have searched about 80% of the home without finding anyone. neighbors say they don't believe the man was home at the time. and santa claus will have extra security as he flies through the sky on christmas eve. a couple of military fighter jets.
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the north american aerospace defense command added this twist to this year's animated tracking of santa's reindeer flight from the north pole. so many child advocates claim military jets have no place in the childhood fantasy but a spokesman for norad says adding those jets was part of an effort to give the program a more operational feel. kpix 5's kiet do is live in fremont this morning with more on freezing temperatures. getting to feel a lot like winter. >> reporter: yeah, you know, people really kind of look forward to that this time of year. you know, we figured, what better place to see people standing around and freezing than a bart station here in fremont. it is 35 degrees. we have seen it as high as 39. but it dips right before the sun came up. we have been talking about this for days. people breaking out the hats, jacket and gloves warming up with hot chocolate or exercise.
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christmas is three weeks away, 21 days. people love the cold weather. >> what do you think of the cold weather? >> oh, we love it. we love the change in seasons. >> you don't look like you love it. [ laughter ] >> 35 degrees this morning, though. we like putting on a warm jacket. we love it here. >> i heard this morning that it was going to get really cold. so far, so okay. at least for a runner. >> i'm actually from colorado originally so this isn't bad. >> reporter: colorado, all things relatively especially when you consider that santa rosa was in the upper 20s this morning. so we feel lucky here in fremont. as lawrence will tell you, it will get colder tomorrow. live in fremont, kiet do, kpix 5. >> it's going to get very cold. colorado has its own kind of cold. they are expecting a high of 11 degrees there today. 20s and 30s around the bay area many spots this morning. frees warnings are up now and it will be colder tomorrow morning. i think as we head toward the afternoon what a chilly day.
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these temperatures well below average. 40s and 50s for highs. next couple of days, cold weather for tomorrow. then a chance of showers maybe some snow on our mountains. wouldn't that be nice? i would love to see that. a cold start to the weekend. >> we already have chain requirements actually on highway 50 if you are planning some travel up towards the sierra. here is a live look outside. one thing that's heating up the morning commute you can see it over at the bay bridge, it is backed up beyond the west grand overcrossing right now. the metering lights were turned on about an hour ago. just after 6:00. checking the roads in the east bay now, southbound 880 we had a couple of different accidents, one at whipple, another at alvarado niles. it is jammed towards 92. eastshore freeway we have a live look this morning. and you can see it starting to slow into berkeley and the macarthur maze. all right. thanks so much. and thanks so much for watching kpix 5 news this morning. your next local update is 7:26. >> and "cbs this morning" is coming up next. captions by: caption colorado
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good morning to our viewers in the west. sit wednesday, december 4, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." heavy snow and historic cold, a prewinter blast rolls through the west. it is now impacting much of the nation. >> a rabbi complained over and over to an airline. the supreme court is listening. the frequent flier case that could affect travelers nationwide. patrick rick warren is in with a coauthor of a book that's helping thousands lose weight. >> we begin with your world in 90 seconds. >> the next couple of days is supposed to gedo

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